Tanglewood 2015 Summer Season Peaks With Odd Pairing

Taking a short drive down 90 into Massachusetts to Tanglewood Performing Arts Center in Stockbridge to see a show has become a popular ritual for many in Eastern NY. That tradition will continue next year with a 2015 early summer program filled with a variety of interesting opportunities.

Canadian Jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall will kick things off June 21. Diana – touring to support her 2014 Wallflowers release – has sold more then 15 million albums world wide establishing her as one of the top drawing genre acts of all time.


If a fireplace chat is more your thing – ubiquitous Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor brings his traveling live show into town June 27. Featuring a constantly changing itinerary of up and coming musicians and seasoned vets the show will also be broadcast live for those that can’t make the in person experience.

For those in the market for a new drug, Huey Lewis and the News hit the stage June 27. Closing in on their 35th year together it’s rumored Huey and crew may have a new release out in time for the summer touring schedule. The band’s most recent tour celebrated the 30th anniversary of their Sports album. Who knows, maybe Umphrey’s will come sit in?


Some things make you scratch your head, and while the oddball pairing of crooner extraordinaire Tony Bennett and shock pop queen Lady Gaga looks relatively terrifying on paper – it works splendidly. The daunting duo will be performing cuts from their recent album of standards – Cheek to Cheek.  Tickets for all aforementioned shows go on sale January 25 at 10AM.




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